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Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic


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vŠnleiks-ma­r, a. a fine man.
vŠn-liga, adv. hopefully, promisingly;
-ligr. a. hopeful, promising, fine (mikill ma­r ok -ligr).
vŠnn, a. (1) likely, to be expected (er vŠnst, at li­nar sÚ minar lÝfsstundir); (2) bidding fair, likely to succeed (eigi mundi Ý annat sinn vŠnna at fara at jarli); hÚr ferr vŠnt at, here it goes fairly; (3) of persons, hopeful, promising (Bjˇrn ■ˇtti v. til hˇfdingja);(4) fair to behold fine, beautiful (vŠn kona ok kurteis); of things, fine (kross v. me­ lÝkneskjum).
vŠnta (-nta, -nt), v. (1) to give one hope of, v. e-m e-u (ek vŠnti ■Úr sŠttinni, en ek heit eigi); (2) to hope for, expect, with gen. (vŠntum vÚr oss gˇ­ra vi­takna); v. til e-s, to hope for; v. Ý e-u, to hope in, set one's hope in (vŠntum Ý hans miskunn); (3) impers., (■ess) vŠntir inik, at, I expect (hope) that (vŠntir mik enn, at honum fari vel).
vŠnting, f. hope, expectation.
vŠpna (-ta, -tr), v. to arm.
vŠr, pron. we, = vÚr.
vŠra, f. snugness, warmth.
vŠr­, f. rest, tranquility (samfarar ■eira vˇru eigi me­ vŠr­um).
vŠri, n. abode, shelter (■eir ßtu hvßrki vist nÚ v. Ý VÝkinni).
VŠringja-li­, n. the body of the VŠrings
-l÷g, n. pl. the league, guild of the V.
-seta, f. the guard of Me V.
VŠringiar, m. pl. Varangians, Northern warriors who served as bodyguard to the emperors of Constantinople.
vŠr-leikr, m. rest, peace, tranquillity.
vŠrr, a. (1) snug, comfortable, peaceful (samfarar ■eira vˇru eigi vŠrar); Ý vŠru ranni, in the peaceful hall; honum ger­ist ekki mj÷k vŠrt, he did not feel much at ease; (2) neut., vŠrt, fit to be or stay at a place (■Úr er ekki vel vŠrt hÚr Ý landi); eigi er ykkr saman vŠrt, ye cannot live together.
vŠru-gjarn, a. fond of rest and warmth.
vŠstr, pp. worn out by wet and toil (kˇmu ■eir vŠstir til bťjar ).
vŠta, f. wet, sleet, rain (vˇru vŠtur miklar bŠ­i nŠtr ok daga).
vŠta, (-tta, -ttr), v. to wet, make wet (at v. allan senn d˙kinn).
vŠtr, n. indecl. nought; hyggst v. hvatr fyrir, a valiant man fears nothing; with gen., v. manna, no man; v. vÚla, no fraud.
vŠtt (pl. -ir), f. (1) prop. weight (■at fÚ allt, er at vŠttum skal kaupa); (2) of a definite weight, in Norway= 1/24 of a 'skippund'; in Iceland = 80 lbs. (■rjßr vŠttir ullar).
vŠtt, n. lid of a chest or shrine.
vŠtta (-tta, -tt), v. = vŠnta.
vŠtt-fangr, m., see 'vŠttvangr'.
vŠtti, n. witness, testimony (bera v.; fťra fram v. sÝn).
vŠttis-bur­r, m. bearing witness.
vŠttki (gen. vŠttkis, vŠttugis dat. vŠttugi), n. no whit nothing, nought, = ekki vŠtta; haf­a ek ■ess v. vÝfs, I got no favour from that lady; vŠttugis ver­r, worthless; varr at vŠttugi, fearing nothing.
vŠttr (pl. -ir), f. (1) wight, being; ■egi ■˙, r÷g v., hold thy tongue, vile being; (2) esp. a supernatural being; hjßlpi ■Úr hollar vŠttir, way the gracious powers help thee; hei­nar vŠttir, heathen fiends; illar vŠttir, evil beings; (3) ekki vŠtta, no whit, nothing at all (h÷f­u ■eir ekki vŠtta at s÷k); as adv. not at all (ekki vŠtta hrŠddr); °ngu vŠtta vildi hann eira, he would not spare anything.
vŠtt-rim or vett-rim, f. ? a ridge along the middle of a sword-blade.
vŠtt-vangr, m. the spot where a battle, assault, or manslaughter has taken place.
vŠttvangs-bjargir, f. pl. the aiding or abetting an assault on the very spot;
-b˙ar, m. pl. neighbours to the scene of action, to be summoned as 'b˙ar'.
vŠtu-drifa, f. sleet;
-lopt, n. moist air;
-
sumar, n. wet summer.
vť­r, a..f        ordable, = ť­r.
v÷­ull (pl. v÷­lar), m. = va­ill.
v÷­va-sßr, n. flesh. wound, slight wound.
-skeina, f. flesh. wound, slight wound.
v÷­vi, m. muscle (Grettir hjˇ til



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